Saturday, January 23, 2021


One Last Thing

David Almonte co-founded FountainHead RI in 2016. The Exeter-based nonprofit helps future business and community leaders identify ways to lead, innovate and collaborate. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Lead from the balcony

David Almonte | FountainHead RI co-founder and president “We’re living in a world of uncertainty” might be the understatement of the century. We hear this...
Scott Fraser is CEO and president of the Rhode Island Health Care Association, a trade group representing 64 nursing homes in the state.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Lead the charge toward change

Scott Fraser | CEO and president, Rhode Island Health Care Association Stepping into this role 22 months ago, no one could have imagined that helping...
Madalyn Ciampi in September became the first executive director of Providence Promise. The nonprofit, parent-driven organization was founded in 2018 and supports the post-secondary aspirations of Providence children and their families. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Keep staff well-being in focus

Madalyn Ciampi | Providence Promise executive director The COVID-19 crisis has impacted nearly every aspect of life, and the roles of many nonprofits have grown...
Brian Britson 
Amgen Rhode Island 
site vice president  
Brian Britson in August was named vice president of site operations for Amgen Inc.’s biomanufacturing site in West Greenwich. He succeeded Thomas Seewoester, who moved on to a new role with the California-based company. / COURTESY Amgen Rhode Island

Engage and stay flexible

In today’s environment, it is incredibly important to recognize how our world – and the workplace – is changing. Like many businesses, we have...
Willa Kammerer is president of Firestarter Interactive, a Providence-based film and storytelling agency that she founded in 2014.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Our stories can help us connect

Willa Kammerer | Firestarter Interactive president In the past six months, our story has changed. All of our stories. In March we had just begun planning...

Breathe, adapt and overcome

Adam Batchelder Owner and executive chef, Smoke & Squeal BBQ The pandemic has tested all facets of business, from large to small, Wall Street to Main...
Mark Preble in July was named acting chancellor and chief operating officer of 
the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He previously served as the university’s vice chancellor for human resources. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Help employees engage, grow

Mark Preble | Acting chancellor and chief operating officer, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth I recently attended a meeting where a team was discussing a very...
Patrick T. Conley is a former Providence College professor and 1995 inductee into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame, for which he serves as president. He’s also the state’s first-ever historian laureate, an attorney and the author of 32 books. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. history lesson in perseverance

Patrick T. Conley  | R.I. historian laureate; Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame president; Heritage Harbor Foundation president; attorney and author Roger Williams and the...
David Dadekian in 2010 founded Eat Drink RI LLC, a Coventry-based media, marketing and event-production company for all things culinary in the region. / Courtesy David Dadekian

Communicate with customers

David Dadekian | Eat Drink RI LLC founder and owner The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare the financial difficulties and inequities that are part of...
Shannon BussRhode Island Associationof Realtors president;Randall Realtors brokerassociateShannon Buss is the 2020 president of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. The association is one of the largest trade organizations in Rhode Island, with more than 6,000 members. / PBN FILE PHOTO PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Positivity leads to productivity

As Realtors, we plan for the future, but we train for the unexpected. I believe we should be sharpening our saw no matter what...

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